Tolland County Cold Case Squad. Three missing children in Connecticut .
Source: Connecticut State Division of Criminal Justice
The Tolland County Cold Case Squad was established in October 2014 to jointly investigate the cases of three children who went missing between 1968 and 1974.
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The squad consists of representatives of the Connecticut State Police, the Vernon Police Department and the Office of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Tolland. At the request of investigators, Governor Dannel P. Malloy has authorized rewards totaling an aggregate of $150,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of those responsible for these crimes.
DEBRA SPICKLER, age, 13, was last seen at Henry Park, 120 South Street, Vernon on July 24, 1968. Debra lived in Mystic, Connecticut, but was staying with relatives in Vernon at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen walking alone in the direction of the Henry Park swimming pool. At the time she went missing, she was wearing green polka dot shorts, a white sleeveless shirt and white sneakers. A $50,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.
JANICE POCKETT, age 7, left her home by bicycle on the afternoon of July 26, 1973, and was last seen riding her bicycle in the area of Anthony Road and Rhodes Road in Tolland. Her bicycle was found on the dirt portion of Rhodes Road. An extensive search of the area failed to locate her. Janice, who had blond hair and blue eyes, was last seen wearing Navy blue shorts with a design, and a blue and white striped jersey. A $50,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.
LISA WHITE, age 13, was last seen walking on Prospect Street in Rockville after visiting with a friend during the evening of November 1, 1974. Lisa lived approximately two miles from Prospect and was on foot that evening. Lisa had blond hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing green pants, tan work boots and a denim jacket. A $50,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.
If you have information on any of these cases, call the Tolland County Cold Case Tip Line at 860-870-3228 or follow this link to email the Tolland County Cold Case Squad. All information will be kept confidential. DCJ.TollandCounty.ColdCase@ct.gov